Everton should be aiming higher that Avdijaj this summer

As reported by The Daily Mail, Everton are interested in signing Schalke forward Donis Avdijaj this summer.

What’s the story?

This summer is going to be one of major transition for the Toffees, with manager Sam Allardyce departing and the incoming boss having a whole transfer window to stamp his authority on the squad.

In the meantime the club must draw up a list of potential targets.

One of those is Kosovan international Donis Avdijaj, who plays for German side Schalke.

That’s according to The Daily Mail who say Everton are chasing a potential £2.5m move alongside Newcastle.

Who is he?

Having excelled for Schalke’s youth and reserve side, there has been much excitement about Avdijaj’s potential for a number of years now, with the German club hoping to cultivate his skills with loan moves at Austrian side Sturm Graz and Dutch outfit Roda.

With 17 goals and 13 assists for those clubs in 59 appearances, he has progressed well as a youngster, but has failed to win his way into the Schalke first team to follow in the footsteps of Mesut Ozil and Julian Draxler.

Although it’s clear he has potential, he’s not the kind of first team ready signing that will improve Everton this summer and given their resources and ambition, they should be aiming a lot higher when the transfer window opens.

Admittedly, at the reported £2.5m, it is a relatively risk free move, but Toffees fans are looking for a clear and focused direction in the transfer market, rather than signing potential long-term projects.